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it was ok 2.0  ·  Rating Details ·  1 Rating  ·  1 Review
This adventure story recounts the first round-world voyage of Tudor explorer Sir Francis Drake through the eyes of Dickon, a lame stowaway, who goes on to become Drake's cabin boy and personal hero. Readers learn about the harsh life that sailors in Tudor times experienced as they coped with storms, mutinies and illness on board ship.

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Paperback, 48 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by HarperCollins UK
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Nov 05, 2011 Michael rated it it was ok
A boy named Dickon longs to sail with Francis Drake and have adventures on the high seas. When his friend gets chosen to be a cabin boy, Dickon takes drastic measures and secretly boards the ship as a stowaway. He is eventually found by Captain Drake and offered a job but struggles as he has a lame leg. They sail through stormy seas, raid Spanish treasure ships along the coast of South America, encounter new creatures and lands and become the first Englishmen to circumnavigate the world.

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